|Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation - TED.com|
Ecologist Lian Pin Koh makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife. These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; drones; global issues; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Greg Asner: Ecology from the air - TED.com|
What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail -- what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a clear message: To save our ecosystems, we need more data, gathered in new ways.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biodiversity; drones; nature; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Sergei Lupashin: A flying camera ... on a leash - TED.com|
Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta. Sergei Lupashin demos Fotokite, a nifty new way to see the world from on high, safely and under control.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; drones; photography; robots; technology; TEDSalon Berlin 2014; 2014